Published on January 2nd, 2013 | by MichaelFindlay2
Ubuntu Phone Teaser
Ubuntu has given us a new years present in the form of Ubuntu Phone been provided to developers and mobile networks, the operating system is due to ship in 2014.
They teased at the forthcoming news with a count down on its on website. The mobile operating system itself is built from the ground up based on the Linux kernel and a whole new operating system designed for the ARM and Intel mobile processor. Entering in to the market already dominated by Apple iOS, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 (Somewhat less dominating).
They are introducing cross platform application support for the mobile, TV and desktop with their Application Store at the centre. This will also provide enterprise users with greater control of their mobile assets, with the existing solutions for wide roll outs and management of desktop and TV devices in Ubuntu Landscape.
One feature I loved is that whilst they will allow the device makers and mobile providers to adjust the mobile and brand it, they will not allow them to affect the user experience ensuring that there is a restraint on the mutating of the operating system we sometimes see with Android phones.
One thing I was hoping to hear more on was the release cycle and their plans to update handsets for example, one frustration of mine with the Android operating system is that you are at the mercy of the makers of the mobile phone in most cases regarding the release of an update the Android version you are running.
The new platform uses hot points on the each side of the phone , hinting it will probably not have any hardware buttons on the device. The most simple feature of a phone that they forgot to showcase was the actual phone application itself, there was not even a slight hint of a call button or a text messaging application.
Check out the preview trailer below and let us know what you think!